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Old Milwaukee Non Alcoholic - Pabst Brewing Company

Old Milwaukee Non AlcoholicOld Milwaukee Non Alcoholic

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BA SCORE
62
poor

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.37
pDev: 29.54%


Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EagleTalon on 08-27-2002)
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metter98

New York

2.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but generally left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cooked corn are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has less in the way of vegetal flavors and more in the way of bland mineral water. No sweetness or malts are really perceptible because of a slight amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed a little more drinkable compared to some of the other non-alcoholic beers that I've tried because it didn't have any astringent chemical-like aromas or flavors.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 21:43:30 | More by metter98
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served chilled from a can and poured into a Perfect Pint and let warm up to about 40º.

A=I was initially put off by the very light, pale straw color, but after a few minutes, it looked a bit darker. The white foam lasted around a minute...but it dissipated sporadically--in other words, there were small spots of foam left near the middle.

S=Surprisingly decent aroma--malt, bread, and honey smells.

T=The typical NA skunk flavor was there, along with a light bread flavor...perhaps a hint of clover?

M=Body was light and carbonation rather low...despite feeling flat, it was rather drinkable.

O=It has been years since I drank a lot of NA beers, and my recollection was that the German beers were far superior to the domestic offerings...still, I recall O'Doul's being undrinkable, and this is a bit superior...I still have half the 12-pack left, which will be reserved for snakebites and mixing with the On Tap additives to see if I can find a better flavor. I won't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 23:47:06 | More by dhannes
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Spikester

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking red can pours pale gold into a pint shaker glass. One finger of white head and a fair amount of lacings.
Smell is malty grains. Maybe a touch of hay.
Taste is malts, some barley, a tiny bitterness on the back end.
Mouthfeel is quite good for the style, plenty of carbonation.
Overall much better than I expected. Tastes a lot like Schlitz only much lighter.
Date on bottom of the can Dec 0213.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 05:35:02 | More by Spikester
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped on the bottom with NOV1913-B07061928. Sampled on June 26, 2013.

For my 1,250th review I figured I would do something I do not routinely drink. It pours a pale yellow that looks almost as clear as water with an extraordinary foamy head.

It has the typical biscuit and barley malt nose of an L/A-N/A but no alcohol or hops for that matter.

Thin to nearly watery body.

Grainy and biscuit malts in the taste but no lingering anything. It is only 58 calories so that is a good thing.

Serving type: can

06-26-2013 17:26:11 | More by puboflyons
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Funny, something tells me the whole Spelunky drinking challenge isn't gonna work all that well with a non-alcoholic offering... Oh well. This stuff pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises malted barley (fresh from the sack, baby) and lightly-funky water. The taste mostly resembles water, though a twinge of funky, stale "beer" tossed in for appearances' sake. Honestly, I have no other way to describe this stuff. The body is quite light, with a moderate carbonation and a very watery feel. Overall, I find it difficult to refer to this as beer, even a non-alcoholic one. It seems more like beer-flavored water than anything. I can't imagine why anyone would ever drink this stuff purposely.

Serving type: can

12-27-2012 18:01:12 | More by TMoney2591
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head, very highly carbonated. Smell is mild, some corn and grains. Taste is very mild, some light hints of corn, a touch of grain, lacking in flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall left me wanting a beer.

Serving type: can

02-08-2012 20:05:21 | More by tone77
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crossovert

Illinois

1.7/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is the stuff legends are made of. 12 oz can best before Jan 2012.

It pours a clear gold with lots of carbonation bubbles and a non-receding bright white head. Typical industrial macro lager look.

It smells like squash, bread, sugar, and hop "extract".

The flavor is pale malt extract and metal. Simple, not extremely offensive. The mouthfeel is thin.

It is what it is.

Serving type: can

10-27-2011 03:48:46 | More by crossovert
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

1/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Spotted at a local dive bar I was inclined to try something shitty...I thought it was the red label but it was the NA. Here it goes pours a pale fizzy yellow golden color with a bright white head quickly dwindling away. Aroma has a pale malt sweetness with no real hop or spice to it just simply cooked vegetables at the basic meaning. Flavor is horrid cooked corn basically the worst tasting anyting creamed corn related in liquid form I will never go NA when it comes to beer I would rather cut out alcohol than go NA. This is horrible tasting liquid, horrible rancid finish high uncomfortable carbonation light bodied fizzy beer. Sorry I usually try to enjoy these types of reviews this one just isn't enjoyable in any sense.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 03:04:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

2.88/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was D.D. tonight so I tried this NA.

It pours a clear, palest shade of yellow, with overly foamy, detergent-like head. Head lasts a surprisingly long time. It also laces the glass beautifuly. The scent at first was wet hay or grass, then rice. The problem here is it's nearly tasteless! That is, it doesn't offend, it's crisp but not "beery" no hops, no barley malt, perhaps just fermented Rice Krispies! No lingering aftertaste. Best point, you can drink all you can stand to drink!

Serving type: can

10-19-2011 00:07:28 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

1.35/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

There are not many N.A. beers in a CAN remaining for me to try, if you CAN believe it. O'Doul's Amber and Old Style L.A. are the only two that I am still aware of that have not been part of The CANQuest (TM).

My pour produced two fingers' worth of rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a pale straw-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a foul rankness, like rotting vegetable matter. No kidding, it would have gagged a maggot! Ooof. The mouthfeel was thin, kind of watery and the taste remninded me of Wheaties, albeit fermented. Not a pleasant taste. The underside of the CAN read "SEP 27 2010" so freshness was not a factor in this gag-a-thon. Finish left me with buyer's/drinker's remorse and not much beyond that. I believe that this was my seventh or eighth N.A. beer on The CANQuest (TM) and it was hands-down the worst!

Serving type: can

08-06-2010 20:17:48 | More by woodychandler
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RichieS2

Michigan

1.4/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Quite possibly the worst "beer" I've had ever. Drank straight from a 12 oz can.

Appearance - Your basic American lager, yellow and fizzy.

Smell - Had an odd bread like scent, no detectable hops.

Taste - Awful, absolutely awful. It was the taste you get when your eating Wonder Bread and it gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Mouthfeel - Very watery

Drinkability - You have to be kidding me, why would anyone even finish this one?

Serving type: can

04-25-2010 16:26:59 | More by RichieS2
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roddwolff

Mexico

1.83/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Yellow urine color, excessive carbonation, bubbles never leave the bottom of the glass, the foamy head is poor and handicapped;

S: Very sweet, corn syrup;

T: Corn with little malt;

M: Watery, fizzy and sweet, no body;

D: Very good only if you have to drive cars.

Serving type: can

01-15-2010 01:40:46 | More by roddwolff
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HalfFull

California

2.98/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours a deep straw/light golden in color with a half inch of head. Brief retention given the large bubbles but does offer some regeneration if needed.

Smell is odd, mostly of condensed cooked vegetables and grains and with a metallic shallowness.

Fights its way back in the flavor department. Touch of cereal texture and with a light sweetness that isn't nearly as overpowering as some of the style. Feel and drinkability are good as well, more akin to a Bud Light than an N/A.

Aside from the smell, this brew drinks OK. Just leave it in the can.

Serving type: can

08-13-2009 22:41:09 | More by HalfFull
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours up a clear, light yellow body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Whew! This is about as faint as you can get in terms of sweetish malts, friends. And that's all she wrote on the nose.

Taste: Just a mere hint of light pale malts with maybe, say, maybe a whisper of premeditated sweetness. Extremely fleeting hop character and almost nil bitterness. Very empty, very quick finish. Where some beers ride out layers upon layers of flavors on the palette, this "beer" is up and out in mere milliseconds.

Mouthfeel: Exceedingly thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Hard to adequately critique as there was hardly anything there. Sure, there's almost no alcohol, but there's almost no resemblance to actual beer, so I don't really understand the appeal.

Serving type: can

08-13-2009 05:57:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Brad007

Vermont

2.6/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Again, another review of a non-alcoholic beer.

Pours a light golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Seems normal.

Aroma is sweet and full of corn/grain. Not much to write home about so far.

Taste is light and smooth with a good amount of sweetness and graininess to it. Taste in the middle is surprisingly inoffensive and has a dab of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is grainy, sweet and the bitterness even sticks around a bit.

Not bad. Actually drinkable. Inoffensive. Kind of like Old Milwaukee, but with less alcohol.

Serving type: can

04-23-2009 19:41:48 | More by Brad007
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1099

Texas

2.4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

My best friends girlfriend is pregnant, and she wanted a beer. So, I went to the store and bought a 12er of OM NA for about $8. I figured since I was buying, I would sample one.

A: Very clear yellow. Looks like a regular beer

S: Non-existent. I can smell pretty much only water, and the very faintest hint of malt

T: Water with, once again, a small hint of malt. This beer is kind of funny, though, it seems like the more I drink, the thirstier I become, and the more I salivate. I wonder why?

M: Like water

D: Very high. Since it tastes like water, its like drinking water, and water is always refreshing.

This is the only NA I've ever had. It's not bad, but I'll stick to regular beer

Serving type: can

06-24-2008 09:40:56 | More by 1099
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With a big old "OM" on the side of the can, I'm already whisked off into a trance. How could I pass this up?

This one is a washed-out gold with a brown tint to it. There is a furious torrent of bubbles streaming up from an imperfection in the bottom of my pint that sustains a frothy eggshell head. This leaves clumps of thin lace up and down my glass. Looks rather nice actually.

Smells of fresh wort, much like grape nuts, with a pasty white flower to boot. There's a slight floral character that helps hide a faint raw sugar sweetness.

Tastes quite similar with the raw grains, but now there's a crisp snap to it consisting of celery and birch bark that suggests a pilsner, but most of this dryness seems to taste more like CO2 than an actual hop variety. Either way, this makes me feel like I'm drinking a soda and not a beer.

Feels very light and exceptionally clean with a rough explosion of soapy bubbles that rise and fall instantaneously.

Not a bad beer for when you want a beer, but don't want the alcohol. A really easy drinker. I look forward to my other 5 cans.

Serving type: can

02-22-2008 02:15:46 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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MTNboy

Germany

2.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

As a whole no matter how close to a nonalcoholic beer resembles an alcoholic beer people are going to be hard on it when they rate it.

Appearance- Average looking for an N/A American Pilsner. It has a gold color and lots of fizz that comes to form an average one finger and some change white head.

Smell- Crisp but for the most part bland.

Taste- This tastes of cheap hops and mass produced adjunct flavor. On the other hand it does taste like beer. Cheap but close to real beer all the same.

Mouthfeel- Watery and a lot of fizz bite.

Drinkability- Alright when you are craving a beer but aren’t aloud to have alcohol.

Serving type: can

01-14-2008 12:40:04 | More by MTNboy
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

1.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Never thought I'd drink a non-alcoholic beer, not to mention review one, but after browsing through the website and stumbling acrossed it, it reminded me of when I drank one of my roomates old milwaukee n-a when he was on his little kick of drinking it quite frequently, so I figure if its on here, why not.

To me it really seemed like something was missing, obviously that would be alcohol, and anything that happens in the fermentation process. It tasted grassy. Plant-like and green. It didnt seem to taste like hops, but maybe that was the flavor, and I'm just not used to tasting hops before theyve been turned into real beer. But anyways, it actually wasnt an awful of an experience as I thought it would be, its not a good flavorful drink, but its not terrible either. Grassy, not-quite-done, watery. That pretty much rounds things up.

Serving type: can

10-10-2007 22:02:18 | More by jasonpeckins32
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Old Milwaukee NA pours a crystal-clear and very light straw-gold body beneath a finger-thick head of frothy bright-white foam. The head retention is fair, and it even leaves some partial walls of tiny, sticky spots at the beginning of the glass. The aroma offers a bit of harshness, which is odd for a light beer or non-alcoholic, and it seems almost like a note of acetone... perhaps it's from high fermentation temperatures. It's light bodied and gently crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a nice malt base, but again has some odd character beneath it. The only hops present are way in the background; and it's not particularly bitter, either, but still balanced. It leaves the mouth dry, and borderline astringent, with a dull, residual note of cereal.

Serving type: can

04-14-2007 12:39:42 | More by NeroFiddled
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a very pale yellow with large white chunky head, that rapidly dissapeared.
Smell is sweet and notable for unfermented malt.
Taste is also typical of non-alcoholic beers, being very light and on the sweet side.
Exrtremely thin mouthfeel.
Drinkable, but there are better ones out there.

Serving type: can

11-29-2006 00:32:11 | More by tgbljb
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Drew966

Florida

2.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Old Milwaukee NA pours a very light straw color with a thick fluffy white head. Smells like vegetables and maybe rice, it's kind of musty smelling. Very light flavor, sparkling carbonation. A little sweet, a very watered down beer flavor. Some metallic flavors. Doesn't taste as heinous as I had imagined. If you can't drink beer, I guess this is a reasonable alternative.

Serving type: can

08-31-2006 20:51:29 | More by Drew966
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nicksta

Michigan

2.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

A: It is a beautiful clear blonde with a light fluffy head and carbonation on the glass.

S: The smell is your typical macro with cereal adjunctness ringing through.

T: The taste is very slight. It is so light that it is almost not there. I could pull any random light lager off the shelf and it would have more flavor than this. A hint of cereal malts, that is it.

D: The drinkability is good, but since it is NA does it have a point?

M: The mouthfeel is thinner than water.

Serving type: can

04-17-2006 05:06:35 | More by nicksta
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shererjt

Texas

2.8/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly pale, brilliantly clear yellow with a nice, frothy white head. Aroma was clear malt with some corn--pretty decent, actually. Flavor was not quite as clean; some corn there too but otherwise not bad. Body and mouthfeel were on the flat, lifeless side. Drinkability was quite good for the style.

One of the better, more drinkable N/A beers. This is the one I buy when I want to drink a bunch of them over a long period of time. As a bonus, it's pretty cheap.

Serving type: can

04-08-2006 20:42:39 | More by shererjt
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tesguino

Mexico

1.33/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Beer for a select consumers, very very low in alcohol, well that say the brewer, is down in the light beer segment, a beer for womens too, good for mexican and american food, smell like a cheaper beer, smell too, mouthfeel a little of hops and malt, drinkability not recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2005 16:34:33 | More by tesguino
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Old Milwaukee Non Alcoholic from Pabst Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.